Workers who provide supports and services to older adults and people with disabilities know that teaming up with and supporting clients’ family caregivers frequently comes with the job. A new resource from the National Institute on Aging (NIH) is now available to encourage caregivers to attend to their own well-being as an important step in taking care of another.
Here is a concise and appealing infographic that presents simple actions for better health and well-being.
Some 15 million family members and others currently provide unpaid care to an older adult. Caregivers who provide substantial care are more likely than non-caregivers to experience behavioral and physical health problems, the NIA reports. Small steps that keep caregivers healthy make a positive difference for everyone.